With the announcement of the 2018 inductees by the IBHOF, I think it is time to give you all the news surrounding the weekend and answer any questions you may have. The first change to the weekend is necessitated by the fact that the motel owned and operated by Tony...

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The experience of attending an induction weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York should be on the bucket list of any true boxing aficionado. Unlike the NFL and MLB Hall of Fames, the atmosphere is looser, less rigid and normally includes some up close & …
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Things I picked up of significance in the past 3 months are a Corbett cabinet I didn’t have, a stack of large pre-1890 mounted photos (Lelands auction) and a signed photo of Al McCoy. This is the Al McCoy in the T218 set, not the heavyweight who fought Louis in...

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Bill and Don

Bill Schutte came down from frosty Wisconsin to hot as Hell Texas the other day and we had a nice visit. I was excited for Bill to see my collection of pre-1920 photos. Bill is the world expert on fighters from that period and has a near photographic memory. We …
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I bought a window card type poster the other day of Louis-Max Baer and I got to thinking about why something is worth what we say it is worth. To blow that question off with the answer “it’s worth whatever someone will pay” is to beg the question, “why will …
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About a year ago I got a telephone call from a man in Paris who had seen my website and asked if I was interested in bidding in an auction in the City of Lights that featured some boxing material. Some of you also got that phone call. The estate...

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There are two questions I cannot answer because I do not know: why do I like boxing and why do I collect boxing? I can, however, answer how I got started in doing both. I started collecting boxing when we were living in Seattle and were attending the Convention Center’s …
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If you look back many years from now you will see this period as the best ever for those who want to know the history of the sport. Like we have collected the hardcover books of, say, Nat Fleischer through the years, boxing collectors will be trying to fill in …
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SHOW the Manfras

I have been to every Hall of Fame weekend since the first in 1990. I thought I’d drop you a few photos to look at from this past June. All are either photos from the parking lot informal setup we do outside Graziano’s, the induction ceremony or the collectors’ show....

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Anyone who ever met or saw Ali in person or was otherwise touched by him certainly has a memory, even those of us who, like me, never held a conversation with him. Compared to what you can see on the internet of those remembering him, this will seem pretty tame....

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